Computer Engineering Technology-Bachelor of Science


The mission of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) bachelor's degree program in the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to provide an excellent education incorporating industry-relevant, applied laboratory based design and analysis to our students. The program is to serve a constituency consisting of its alumni, employers in the high-technology industry, and the members of our Industrial Advisory Board. Major components of the CET program's mission in the CSET Department are to:

  • educate computer engineering technology students to meet current and future industrial challenges,
  • promote a sense of scholarship, leadership, and professional service among our graduates,
  • enable our students to create, develop, and disseminate knowledge for the applied engineering environment,
  • expose our students to cross-disciplinary educational programs, and
  • provide high tech industry employers with graduates in the computer engineering technology profession, a profession which is increasingly being driven by advances in technology.

Program Educational Objectives

Alumni of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) bachelor's degree program may be employed in a wide range of high tech industries from industrial manufacturing to consumer electronics where they will be involved in solving problems through the development of hardware, software and embedded applications. Alumni may be involved in product design, testing and qualification, application engineering, customer support, sales, or public relations.

A) Alumni will demonstrate technical competency through success in computer engineering technology positions and/or pursuit of engineering or engineering technology graduate studies if desired.
B) Alumni will demonstrate competencies in communication and teamwork skills by assuming increasing levels of responsibility and/or leadership or managerial roles.
C) Alumni will develop professionally, pursue continued learning and practice responsibly and ethically.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the CET bachelor's degree program are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering technology problems, including the specification, design, implementation, and operation of systems and components, that meet performance and quality requirements in a timely manner.
  2. an ability to design, conduct, and interpret experiments including applying the results to verify the system.
  3. an ability to function effectively on teams.
  4. an understanding of professional, ethical and social responsibility.
  5. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  6. the ability to apply mathematics including differential and integral calculus, probability, and discrete mathematics to hardware and software problems.
  7. mastery of the techniques, skills, and knowledge appropriate to the degree program, with depth in at least two sub disciplines (microprocessors, ASICs, software, computer architecture) of the computer engineering technology program.
  8. an ability to use applied engineering tools, techniques, and skills including computer-based tools for design, analysis and simulation.
  9. an ability to design, fabricate and test systems containing hardware and software components; as well as to analyze and interpret test results in order to improve the system.
  10. an ability to convey technical material through oral presentation and interaction with an audience.
  11. an ability to convey technical material through written reports which satisfy accepted standards for writing style.
  12. an ability to improve system design with regard to quality and project management.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Current enrollment for Computer Engineering Technology is 79, with 4 graduates in 2012-13. Past enrollment and graduation data is available in the annual Assessment Reports on this page.

Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the CET bachelor's degree program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2013-14 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.